You'll remember that we're using a common basic format for the Project assignments in all Modules -- that is, the review of relevant professional development websites. You can review the rationale and purpose of these assignments here if you need to.
Specifically, for the Session Long Project for this Module, you are to review WikiPedia, the free encyclopedia; for extra interest value, start with their article on distance education. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distance_education]
You should also review the pages discussing how Wikipedia is created and maintained.
Then please write a 2 page review of the website, structured as follows (please use these headings):
summary description of its structure and purpose
its overall "look and feel" and apparent target audience
what you find useful about this site
links there that you either did or intend to follow up
any other things about the site that you find interesting
bottom-line evaluation of its value to you
Wikipedia is an interesting site, first because of its value and also because of the nature of its information gathering. Wikipedia is an information site that I have used to research general information. The site is not well liked in academic circles, but it provides a valuable service in offering general information to the public on a vast base of knowledge. It is updated and changed by users who pertinent, and often not very good, information to add. The Wikipedia site is easy to navigate and easy to follow. There is a wealth of information on nearly any topic one chooses to ask.
One of the most important Wikipedia site notes is that users should be careful about the ...
An outline review of an essay on Wikipedia for a long project. Specific content for essay was requested.